Center for Economic Education

The MSU Center aims to develop in K-12 young people the economic knowledge and decision making skills they will

need throughout their lives as family members, workers, citizens and business, labor, government and community

leaders.  The MSU Center employs multiple strategies in pursuit of its mission to:

  • support economic and entrepreneurial education training to teachers who in turn will teach students;
  • produce and distribute teaching materials for use by teachers in K-12 classrooms throughout the curriculum;
  • maintain an affiliation with the National Council on Economic Education and the Kentucky Council on Economic Education to draw upon their strength in national and state programming, curriculum materials, basic research and public awareness of the need for economic education;
  • involve local business and community organizations in implementing economic education into the service-area schools.

 

Econ Extravaganza & Center Curriculum Library Ribbon-Cutting (November 1, 2016):

 

Click here to see more pics from the event. 

 

Click here to see the event news story writeup.

 

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The Center Outreach to Schools:

If you are interested in inviting the director to speak to your class about economics and/or financial literacy topics email: msu.econed@murraystate.edu

 

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FREE Online Teacher Resources:

 

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Click below for great FREE economics and personal finance resources from the St. Louis Fed:

Econ Lowdown

 

 

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Click below for great FREE economics and personal finance resources from the national Council on Economic Education:

Econ Ed Link

 

 

FREE Online Videos:

Scarcity

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=194&type=educator

 

Opportunity Cost

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=190&type=student

Human Capital

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=1&type=student

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=230

 

Decision making/Cost benefit analysis

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=184

 

Needs and Wants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el40d2gyWaI

 

Economic Systems

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=187

 

Economic Institutions

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=186

Market and prices

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=216

 

Profit

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=219

 

Consumers

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=209&type=student

 

Supply

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?iid=221

 

Demand

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=210

 

Barter

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=248

 

Money

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=189

 

Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=196&type=student

 

Competition and Market Structures

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=208

 

 

Goods and Services

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?ddd=642&type=educator

 

Division of Labor/specialization

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=185&type=student

 

Entrepreneurs

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=212

 

Supply

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink-interactive-tool-player.php?iid=221

 

Demand

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=210

 

Trade, Exchange, and Interdependence

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=196&type=student

 

Technology

http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/index.php?iid=195

 

Specialization and Trade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0H7r_Dl1CQ

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Todd Broker


Todd Broker
Director of the Center for Economic Education
Murray State University
307 Business Building
Murray, KY 42071
Telephone: (270) 809-5193
Fax: (270) 809-5478
E-mail: tbroker@murraystate.edu